Step-by-step guide to create your own business website

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Web Desk
The image shows a notebook, a laptop, and a mobile phone. — Pixabay
The image shows a notebook, a laptop, and a mobile phone. — Pixabay

Are you looking to expand your business online by creating a website to get more clients?

A professional website gives a much better impression to your clients and customers.

Luckily, unlike in the old days, building a small business website has become quite easy. You can do it all by yourself without the need to hire a developer.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can create a website for yourself without any hassle. 

Choose and register a domain name

A domain name is a unique, easy-to-remember address used to access websites, such as "google.com", Forbes reported.

The domain name needs to be relevant to your business niche.

Once you’ve decided on your domain name, you will have to register it with a domain registrar. It may have some charges, depending on who you register with.

Decide on a hosting provider

The next step is to decide on a hosting provider that will host the URL on which you will build your website.

To simplify things, you may choose to register your domain at a provider that offers registration, hosting, and design capabilities.

If you don’t have much, or any, coding experience, you may want an all-in-one option like WordPress, Squarespace, or Wix.

Add useful pages and engaging content

Choose a website template or theme so it looks visually appealing.

A captivating home page: The homepage of your website should be attractive, well-formatted, easy to manage, and have all the necessary information, such as what you do.

An enlightening 'About Us' page: A study shows that an 'about us' page on a website makes it look more promising. Include social media accounts, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and a contact form to make it easier for people to reach you.

Testimonials: Boost your credibility by sharing your successes. Create a page that shares positive reviews about your services.

Optimise your website for search engines

Search engine optimisation, or SEO, is the practice of refining your business website so your pages rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs), most notably Google. It’s what helps people find you.

Some tips:

  • Use relevant phrases and keywords.
  • Be consistent with your content. Keep your site up-to-date.
  • Keep your website’s loading speed as low as possible as no one likes a slow website.
  • Make sure your website is mobile-friendly as well.
  • Use webmaster and analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to monitor how people use your site.

Once you’re ready, hit publish. To help drive traffic to your newly minted website, share it with friends, market it with clients, and include it on your LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media profiles.